Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Capable of being submitted as evidence, or given as a reason or excuse for something. Also: (of an author, text, or passage) capable of being cited or quoted as an authority. Now rare.
Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Henry VIII (1491–1547), king of England and Ireland. From allege + -able, probably after either Anglo-Norman alleggeable or post-classical Latin allegabilis.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.